Star Trek: 3 Over the Top Trekkie Moves You Won’t DoBy: Mike Tuttle - July 15, 2014
So, you know the names of the core crew members from the Star Trek: The Original Series, as well as from Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, and even Deep Space Nine and Enterprise.
You also know that any decent Trekkie would refer to all of those shows by their initialisms: TOS; TNG; VOY; DS9; and ENT.
You know the names of Spock’s parents (Sarek and Amanda). You know that Kirk’s middle name is Tiberius. You know that William Shatner and Nichelle Nichols shared the first televised interracial kiss as Kirk and Uhura.
You know the basic science behind transporters, replicators, warp engines, and holodecks. You know all the different things a deflector dish can be adapted to do.
You can raise one eyebrow, make a Vulcan salute with ease, and are certain that, if you really wanted to, you could render someone unconscious with a neck pinch.
The Force is strong with you. (Sorry. Sorry.)
But can you:
I don’t mean an occasional “Qapla'” among friends. Get in there and learn the grammar rules.
Dr d’Armond Speers claims he only spoke Klingon to his son, Alec, for the first three years of the boy’s life.
“He was definitely starting to learn it,” Speers said. “When Alec spoke back to me in Klingon his pronunciation was excellent.”
Then there is the case of 23-year-old Jossie Sockertopp and 29-year-old Sonnie Gustavsson. They got married in a Klingon ritual ceremony, complete with wedding vows in Klingon.
Name Your Kid After a Trek Character
Not your pets, gentle reader. Your progeny. All those cats aren’t your kids.
This one is tough to come back from, and could cause some difficulty for your kid later. But hey, that’s the price. One lady admits that her youngest daughter’s middle name is Troi.
If you are hip to the idea of doing this, you might find this list of possible baby names helpful. It covers all five series, and is divided into boy/girl lists, as well as unisex possibilities. A few that you could sneak past a spouse without much suspicion: Nichelle, Deanna, Tasha, and Dax. You might even get away with B’Elanna.
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